Electrify America Level 2 chargers with Chevrolet Bolt and Nissan LeafEnlarge PhotoTired of not being able to find a fast charging station near the stuff you need to buy? Not anymore. Electrify America, an organization born out of the Volkswagen emissions settlement, plans to install an unspecified number of DC fast-charge stations at 100 Walmart stores across the country. Not only should this give electric car drivers a convenient place to charge while they buy groceries and other essentials, it may also play an important role in making fast electric car chargers a common sight for mainstream American Walmart shoppers. Electrify America says that the Walmart installations will include DC fast chargers with up to 350-kw of power that can replenish 20 miles of range per minute—plenty to fill up your 200-mile electric car while you shop. The company notes that that's about seven times faster than most of today's fast chargers outside the Tesla Supercharger network. The fast … [Read more...] about Really fast electric-car charging stations coming to a Walmart near you.
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Tesla threw down a gauntlet a few months back. It would build a new Tesla Roadster, Tesla claimed, that would go from zero to 60 in less than two seconds. That was such a wild claim that no one has managed to even aim for it. Until now. Pininfarina is entering the mix. Yes, that Pininfarina. But also not that Pininfarina. It’s complicated. First, however, the car. Details are scant at the moment, but Automobili Pininfarina CEO Michael Perschke told Automotive News that the thing is lining up to be some sort of giant slayer: The first model from the brand, however, will be a nearly 2-million-euro electric car capable of going 0 to 100 kph (0 to 62 mph) in less than 2 seconds. “It will be a true hypercar,” Perschke said of the model, which is due in 2020 and is expected to have a range of 500 km (300 miles). Of course, a 300 mile range is less than half Tesla’s claimed range on the new Tesla Roadster. On the other hand, the Tesla Roadster doesn’t … [Read more...] about Pininfarina Wants To Build A $2 Million Electric Car To Rival Ludicrous Speed
First model will rival the Bugatti Chiron Free Price Quote From a Local Dealer View Special Offers No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote Change Car Pininfarina has rolled out a slew of electrified car concepts, and now we know why. The renowned Italian design firm, acquired by Mahindra & Mahindra a few years ago, is relaunching as an electric car brand. Headquartered in Europe, Automobili Pininfarina will design, engineer, and manufacture luxury electric vehicles. The brand will utilize Pininfarina’s design background as well as the knowledge Mahindra has gained from its experience in the Formula E championship. As of this writing, Mahindra is ranked No. 3 in the current standings, behind DS Virgin Racing and Techeetah. Pininfarina’s first model will be an electric hypercar scheduled to arrive in 2020. The EV maker hasn’t provided additional details, but according to Autocar, the new model will use modular underpinnings … [Read more...] about Pininfarina Relaunches as Electric Car Brand
Motoring by Press Association 14/03/2018, 5:28 pm Updated: 14/03/2018, 5:35 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Metropolitan Police Service has bought 11 hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirais, which will give it the largest hydrogen-powered police fleet in the world. The cars were bought with help from an EU-funded grants programme as the Met works to expand the number of zero and low-emission vehicles in its fleet as part of the Mayor of London’s clean air strategy. Some of the Mirais are marked and some unmarked, meaning they can be used for both overt and covert operations, in addition to general purpose use. These zero-emission vehicles only produce water as a by-product of the fuel cell process, which turns hydrogen into electricity in order to power the car. There are five hydrogen fuel filling stations in London, with more set to be installed over the next few months and years. One tank of hydrogen should be … [Read more...] about Metropolitan Police buys fleet of hydrogen-powered patrol cars
Drivers take turn 11 at Circuit of the Americas pretty slowly. It’s tight, and they’ll only hit about 60 miles per hour, depending on the car. Then they’ll charge down the main straight, a three-quarters-of-a-mile descent that lets the right machine clear 200. As I stand in the grandstands before turn 12, a black-and-gold racecar quickly fills my field of view. It’s Texas-hot in Austin today, close to 90 and humid, but the car brings a wind with it. The wind is made of noise. Fans come to Formula One races for this kind of sensory experience. When the series spun up in 1946, following the exhaustive end of World War II, fantastic machines replaced the terrifying cacophony of bombs with the joyful chorus of speed-linked sound. Over the years, millions of fans have swarmed the edges of racetracks to hear F1’s roar. But you don’t just hear an F1 engine. You feel it. As the car flies by the grandstand, the concussive wave emanating from its eight … [Read more...] about How will Formula One reckon with electric cars?